SoHi grad McCormick lowers UAA school track record

University of Alaska Anchorage junior Dani McCormick set the new bar for UAA women in the 800 meters Saturday at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California.

McCormick, a 2015 Soldotna High graduate, broke her own outdoor school record in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 6.17 seconds, lowering her previous mark by a whopping 1.43 seconds. The time is good enough to automatically qualify McCormick for the NCAA Division II championships.

The time is third-fastest in Division II this spring, and McCormick beat out 68 other Division I and II racers at the meet. Earlier this year, McCormick set the UAA indoor track record in the 800 with a time of 2:07.13.